A week in Tweets: 23-29 Aug 09

Another week’s worth of Tweets and links on narrative-knowledge, enterprise architecture, business and and society in general, and so-called ‘Enterprise 2.0’. Click the ‘More…’ link for the full list. Knowledge-management, narrative knowledge and story:

  • unorder: You’re supposed to envisage a vision, right. So what do you see when you read dot points? Nothing! The vision only emerges in a story.
  • DavidGurteen: Lovely little video of Theodore Zeldin talking about conversation http://bit.ly/yxuX5
  • unorder: New post: Making sense of the world through stories http://bit.ly/1R5nJd <also through re-assessing stories
  • DavidGurteen: RT @shadablari Good read – The Art of Powerful Questions http://bit.ly/6G2OG Catalyzing Insight, Innovation and Action #km
  • thoughttrans: Great podcast by @tcagley interviewing Chuck Tryon on Knowledge Mgmt ( http://bit.ly/3qgtWL )
  • hebsgaard: The Second Coming of Blogging. #socialmedia – http://bit.ly/2wLNDp <aka Personal Knowledge Management
  • unorder: New video – when story terminology gets in the way http://bit.ly/2qvf9l
  • unorder: RT @kdietz: http://bit.ly/LUsuM via @addthis Why Leaders Need Stories
  • DavidGurteen: In Defence of a Chief Knowledge Officer http://bit.ly/qoIO0
  • thoughttrans: If your ideas don’t come with a visual story…you won’t convince important decision makers.
  • unorder: New post: Contrary to popular belief, business stories are mostly short http://is.gd/2CJZz You will love the video #storytelling
  • CyberSal: RT @designthinkers John Freeman ‘A manifesto for slow communication’ (in WSJ) http://tinyurl.com/negt6r
  • tetradian: BBC journalist Robert Peston: “the blog is at the core of everything I do, the bedrock of my output” http://bit.ly/16KaNN <on the changing nature of professional journalism
  • thoughttrans: All architectural drawings should tell a story the business can see, understand, and spread! [JohnPolgreen: < no stick figures, no <extends>]
  • DavidGurteen: RT @Quotivations: History does not repeat itself, but it rhymes. Mark Twain #quote

Enterprise architecture:

  • CAEAP: CAEAP PPG Chapters and TIP Tenents Now Available!: Body: The CAEAP PPG Chapters and Technical Information Paper (TIP) http://url4.eu/HtIG
  • CyberSal: EA is an ’emergent’ profession – too early to be a real one. I think ‘organic’ is a better word that ’emergent’ for next-generation EA.
  • CAEAP: The entire set of videos of the presentations given at the CAEAP Summit are now available http://www.vimeo.com/caeap/videos #EA
  • taotwit: Thinking about how to introduce ‘architecture’ to a project that has been focused on detailed design for 3 years – with 800 requirmnt stmnts // Anyone know of a good TOGAF 9 exec summary in ‘readers digest’ speak?
  • tetradian: @taotwit architecture provides a frame (view) which presents the big-picture but which small details still make sense // balancing big-picture versus design-detail will matter if you have “3 years .. 800 requirement stmnts”!! 🙂
  • taotwit: @tetradian yes, I must maintain the validity of their work so far (as much as possible) but explain the value of more ‘abstracted’ views
  • tetradian: @taotwit architecture metaphor 1: nested folders – drill-down thru layers to get detail, still have big-picture folder
  • tetradian: @taotwit architecture metaphor 2: search-engine – tagging/hypertext provides means to link everything to everything else
  • taotwit: @tetradian I’ve been thinking of using the: Journey (Biz need)/ Car (Proposed Solution)/ Car part (Technical component) analogy… // .. the Engineers have focused on designing great Car Parts for three years but no one really knows what the journey is or … // .. that the Car might keep breaking down when assembled or be so uncomfortable to not be ‘adopted’ by the business!
  • tetradian: @taotwit Journey / Car / Car-Part metaphor is great! (might also go up one level to include Vision that guides Journey)
  • CyberSal: @taotwit re car metaphor – also you need to be able to have customisable model lines, not just bespoke models (cf Toyota and Morgan)
  • taotwit: Does anyone know of any useful reference standards for ubiquitous Event capture? Any XML scemas? Thinking so far… // .. Obect ID (Pathname)| Location Coordinates | Event Category (Pathname) | Human readable description | ID x-reference (Pathname) | ..
  • blomr: If business doesn’t experience problems and doesn’t have any ambition, EA is not a necessity. EA requires complexity AND (drive to) change!
  • JohnPolgreen: RT @Cybersal @chrisdpotts secondly don’t want technology too integral to process – … http://bit.ly/NilIB Me – J Ross says base EA on OpMod // J Ross maintains process, even strategy are not stable enough to serve as the foundation – she chooses operating model as a stable basis.
  • CAEAP: Get Involved With EA Professionalization Activities!: Body: A faster, leaner marketplace that is increasingly competitiv http://url4.eu/JNq5
  • JohnPolgreen: RT @gleganza Nice piece by Ed Granger-Happ, CIO of Save the Children, on the tech-based future of NGOs http://bit.ly/Zh1kQ Me – good thought
  • modera6072: To get focus trim down the goals and strategies // To ensure delivery execution focus on the imperatives
  • taotwit: RT @chrisdpotts: Gartner seeing future CIO as Corporate Capabilities strategist? EA-centric option. P 1: clearly articulate value to execs!!
  • aojensen: Just read Australian Business Foundation on innovation. Why do they keep separating functional, transformational, and strategic goals?
  • JohnPolgreen: RT @BrianBlanchard RT @chrisdpotts: @JohnPolgreen Good debating subject! Strategy~EA~Op Model~Processes~etc… no right answer < agreed
  • JohnPolgreen: on the minds of NYC #TOGAF 9 cert participants – in ’emerging architecture’ trends, how do we move from wielding power to wielding influence
  • JohnPolgreen: RT @chrisdpotts@aleksb6 @toddbiske @BrianBlanchard Architecture is about self-expression (art) & discipline (science/design). Balance? <yes
  • oscarberg: Good read: Capability-Based Architecture http://bit.ly/B942F
  • oscarberg: RT @weknowmore What is STRATEGY? Nobody really knows what strategy is http://ow.ly/lF3p
  • rtolido: posted new item on Capgemini CTO blog about the cloud, the Romans, Isaac Asimov and the future of the CFO http://tinyurl.com/mstc3d

General business and other stuff:

  • thoughttrans: Offering yourself at a cheaper price makes you a commodity…a bad one at that.
  • oscarberg: If we just feel confident that the economy will turn, it will turn. That’s how the economy works // The financial crisis hurt our confidence, hence the recession and a financial crisis of bigger dimensions // If the upturn is too steep and people feel it reflects their increasing confidence, all is fine // if the upt
    urn is steep but people look at it without confidence, things will turn down again
  • tetradian: SideWise <post> “Ten ways to fail – and how to avoid them” http://bit.ly/MJLur
  • tetradian: another SideWise <post> “The rise of the business-anarchist” http://bit.ly/mwaHh
  • DavidGurteen: RT @chrisbrogan Why Bookstores Are My Office http://bit.ly/TupfX
  • christinearena: What does the world need most that business is uniquely able to provide? See @JeffHollender’s latest book: http://bit.ly/nupVJ
  • DavidGurteen: TED Video: Traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think! http://bit.ly/18JoKu
  • christinearena: This is going to be good: Michael Moore’s ‘Capitalism: A Love Story’ http://tinyurl.com/nkw28u
  • business_design: Slides of my lecture on business models beyond profit (social entrepreneurship) at Jacobs University now online http://bit.ly/T3tl1
  • christinearena: RT @makower Sustainability or Social Responsibility – What’s in a Name? http://bit.ly/3KWqbj
  • DavidGurteen: TED Video: Traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think! http://bit.ly/18JoKu
  • DavidGurteen: Punished by Rewards by Alfie Kohn http://bit.ly/265vXT #NOREWARDS
  • DavidGurteen: Management is for compliance, not innovation of creativity http://bit.ly/4BDwnp #NOREWARDS
  • thoughttrans: If a client or employer discusses price with you…you aren’t talking to the right person or you haven’t illustrated your value.
  • christinearena: Knowledge, it turns out, isn’t power: Gen Y understands green, but doesn’t act it http://bit.ly/2PY7KP RT @makower @gfriend
  • christinearena: Reasons why CSR fails to achieve ROI? No depth, peripheral interest, weak execution http://bit.ly/K2uC6
  • christinearena: Bravo, @davidcoethica. Read his new post: Green Denial Amongst Smaller Businesses http://bit.ly/14gtMe RT @elainecohen, @UpYoursCompany
  • jdevoo: Business models beyond profit: @business_design takes a crack at not-for-profits using the Business Model Canvas http://bit.ly/4hjkYR (long)
  • tetradian: BBC “Hijacked by climate change?” http://bit.ly/OKjO8 <climate-change as a #termhijack for environment/sustainability?
  • business_design: Social Entrepreneurship is a hot topic: my slideshare presentation already has 900 views after a day http://bit.ly/T3tl1
  • christinearena: My #followfriday #FF this week is one of the most inspiring #sustainable CEOs I’ve ever had the pleasure of interviewing, @RayCAnderson

More discussion about web and the so-called ‘Enterprise 2.0′:

  • oscarberg: RT @gerrymcgovern: Volume is the wrong way to measure web success: http://bit.ly/166iOg (via @wacka)
  • oscarberg: RT @dhinchcliffe: 21 risks in not adopting Enterprise 2.0: http://bit.ly/3HgSbp #ilta09e2 (via @complexd)
  • hebsgaard: Social CRM needs more than a CRM approach. #CRM – http://bit.ly/zxi9L
  • oscarberg: how come some believe content format is more important than subject or intended use for info mgmt? // there is a discnnect between how we manage and use info – we need to connect them // we should manage content by task, project or subject instead of managing it by type / format (web, email, docs…)
  • tetradian: @oscarberg “how come some believe format more important than subject or intended use?” A: because easier to categorise..
  • oscarberg: RT @aponcier Enterprise 2.0 is Not An Application http://is.gd/2xBBY
  • JohnPolgreen:RT @Chris Potts chrisdpottsI @abbielundberg: …@timoreilly provides one of the best definitions of Govt. 2.0 http://bit.ly/5uS6Q
  • oscarberg: we need to talk about capabilities instead of products and features – to become business-centric instead of techno-centric
  • oscarberg: Blogged: Here are the use cases for Enterprise 2.0 http://bit.ly/OIcsK
  • oscarberg: the point with logically separating unstructured content from structured content (data) is that the latter is usually not managed // the problem with separating management of structured and unstructured content is that we enforce a divide in the information landscape // from an information need perspective, info should be integrated – it does not matter if it’s structured or unstructured content
  • DavidGurteen: Workshifting: work is where you are http://bit.ly/19AwSu <address full scope of ‘Enterprise 2.0’ #E20
  • oscarberg: Much of an orgs info assets (actual and/or pointers to them) leaves at 5 pm every day and, hopefully, returns next day at 8 am
  • oscarberg: McAfee responds to critique of his #E20 definition: http://ping.fm/z4NGP << my comment: http://ping.fm/8TyEF
  • tetradian: (via @oscarberg) Dennis Howlett [ZDNet] ‘Enterprise 2.0 – what a crock’ http://bit.ly/2B2SOg <solid realism: recommended
  • oscarberg: applying Web 2.0 in an enterprise context requires an understanding of social media principles, such as openness & dialog
  • tetradian: @oscarberg is McAfee’s ‘Enterprise 2.0’ only the application of Web 2.0 principles in an enterprise context, or something more? … // .. there doesn’t seem to be much “understanding of social media principles such as openness & dialog”, anyway // ..instead, there seems to be assumption that ‘social software’ will magically deal with all of that, w/o human intervention // .. allowing people to continue to fail to collaborate (or be blocked from doing so b/c the s/w is in the way)
  • oscarberg: RT @letterpress_se RT @beantin: “E2.0’s power isn’t about tools, it’s about the communication shift those tools enable” http://bit.ly/1aoYhR <points to excellent post on ‘Enterprise 2.0’ by usability expert Jakob Nielsen
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